Ryu Seung-ryong and Lee Hyun-woo courted for suspense thriller
Director Choo Chang-min (Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King) is lining up the casting offers for his next project, and began with hot commodity leading man Ryu Seung-ryong (Gift of Room 7) for a possible Gwanghae reuinion. The new movie, called Seven Years of Night, is a suspense thriller about a killer, and his son who becomes the target of revenge. Lee Hyun-woo (Covertly, Grandly) is currently being wooed to play the son.
The movie is an adaptation of a novel by Jung Yoo-jung (28, Shoot My Heart), that begins with the death of a small-town girl. Lee Hyun-woo is the son of the man who killed her (accidentally), and grows up shunted from extended family member to family member, and ostracized wherever he goes for being the son of a murderer. He finally ends up completely alone, and returns to his hometown where he runs into Ryu Seung-ryong, a novelist who was once his father’s employee.
Ryu Seung-ryong takes a fatherly attachment to the boy and raises him for seven years, and they purposely hide out to live a quiet life away from other people. But one day the son becomes the target of a revenge mission, and starts to receive mysterious packages in the mail. Among them is a copy of a novel that Ryu Seung-ryong wrote, and it describes the original murder of the young girl seven years ago, in curiously sharp detail. Aaack. RUN.
I’m not entirely sure who the bad guy is, but if it’s surrogate-dad-turned-killer, this movie sounds terrifying. I hope they can manage to lock in these two actors, because they’d be great together, and Ryu Seung-ryong can go from squishy heartwarming dad to spine-chilling villain at the drop of a hat. But… he’s not the bad guy, right? Say it ain’t so.
Seven Years of Night is still in early casting, and there’s no word yet on a release date.
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